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Little benefit from comprehensive assessment of older people in general practice

...assessment was offered only to those with problems established at the brief assessment. The primary outcome measures of the study were death, admissions to hospital and institution, and quality of life. After 3 years of follow-up, there were no improvements in survival or reductions in admissions to hospital, n...

The anti-arthritic effects of bee venom

... to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). While research has established anti-arthritic effects of bee venom, much about the way bee venom work remains a mystery. A team of researchers in South Korea recently conducted an investigation into the molecular mechanisms behind bee venom's therapeutic i...

Vioxx should have been withdrawn 4 years ago

...portance of the covenant of trust that society has established with powerful commercial and governmental institutions. For with Vioxx, Merck and the FDA acted out of ruthless, short-sighted, and irresponsible self-interest."...

Study of cancer trials finds significant safety improvement

...tricted to patients with cancer who have exhausted established therapeutic options. While identifying toxic effects is the primary goal of most Phase 1 studies, cancer trials also have a secondary goal of evaluating anti-tumor effects. Since there had been no comprehensive analysis of Phase 1 trials since the ...

Study of trends in celiac disease

...of 590 patients with a diagnosis of celiac disease established by biopsy. Researchers grouped patients based on year of diagnosis and compared over time trends in age at diagnosis, duration of symptoms, mode of presentation including whether they presented with symptoms such as diarrhea, anemia or bone disease ...

Improved acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment offers hope for eliminating irradiation

...erapy treatment of XIIIB is significant because it established the importance of intensifying intrathecal chemotherapy early in treatment, and also set the stage for the current St. Jude clinical trial that omits the use of cranial irradiation in all patients, according to Ching-Hon Pui, M.D., director of the St...

Virco establishes comprehensive set of clinical cutoffs for the vircoTYPE HIV-1 resistance test

...a comprehensive set of clinical cutoffs -- a newly established threshold for optimal selection and evaluation of antiretroviral regimens -- for the virco®TYPE HIV-1 resistance test. These reference values are derived from the largest clinical outcomes database used to generate clinical cutoffs, and apply a c...

UIC receives $8.1m for public health research, training

...t UIC and is one of 33 Prevention Research Centers established and funded by the CDC. It is the only Prevention Research Center in Illinois. Training Tomorrow's Researchers The UIC School of Public Health received a three-year, $2.7 million grant to train a key group of public health research scientists skille...

U.Va. Health System adds new cancer treatment center

... one of twenty-four Centers of Clinical Excellence established by TomoTherapy to lead innovation and research into new radiation techniques. Along those lines, Dr. Paul Read, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, will direct U.Va.'s efforts to extend the use of Tomotherapy to perform Stereotactic Radiothera...

Six new Roybal Centers for Applied Gerontology established by National Institute on Aging

...ute, Arie Kapteyn, Ph.D. This second RAND Center, established at a different research group than Goldman's with funds largely from the NIH's Office for Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR), will develop Internet tools to examine the economic decisions older people make based on their ability to unders...

NIA establishes new demography centers to enhance knowledge about older americans

...IA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has established four new Centers on the Demography of Aging at Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of North Carolina, and Pennsylvania State University. The new programs, which join nine ongoing Centers at institutions around the U.S., will focu...

Research identifies patent barriers to drug importation schemes

...ite the recent surge in congressional bills. "When established property rights are limited or eliminated by Congress, there are constitutional hurdles that must be addressed for such changes in the law to stand," he writes. "It appears that the benefits of legal change would either be offset by the costs, or del...

Family therapy reduces stress symptoms in adolescent survivors of childhood cancer

...g Cancer Competently Intervention Program (SCCIP), established by Dr. Kazak and her team at Children's Hospital. The four-session, one-day program uses a family group treatment model. Employing cognitive-behavioral principles, therapists encouraged group participants to identify bothersome memories about the chi...

Skin sterol provides new information about heart disease risk

...ively, may have value in stratifying patients with established CAD who have been treated with cholesterol-lowering medications. "Our findings confirm previous clinical evidence that skin sterol provides new information about heart disease risk independent of blood cholesterol and other traditional risk factor...

New insights into hormone therapy highlight when estrogen best aids brain

...mone therapy." Other recent work examines how two established protective actions of estrogen with relevance to Alzheimer's are affected by the presence of progesterone. Christian Pike, PhD, Martin Ramsden, PhD, and Emily Rosario, MS, of the University of Southern California 's Department of Gerontology, and And...

Mixed signals to blame for restless legs syndrome

...e of Medicine study reports. "Our previous studies established a physical cause for RLS showing certain cells in the brain were iron deficient," said James R. Connor, Ph.D., professor and vice chair for neurosurgery, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. "We have now found ...

Worldwide approach tackles kidney disease

...ease: Improving Global Outcomes" (KDIGO), has been established to assemble international expertise and resources in addressing the global epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Chronic kidney diseases represent a new and rapidly developing worldwide threat, according to the International Society of Neph...

PITT, OHSU: When early life stress occurs determines its impact later

...h conducted in both humans and animals has already established that significant stresses experienced early in life can cause problems in the development of social skills and behavioral problems that can last throughout childhood and into adulthood, said Judy Cameron, Ph.D., a scientist in the divisions of Reprod...

Scientists reveal significant behavioral impacts of early life stress, study therapies

...h conducted in both humans and animals has already established that significant stresses experienced early in life can cause problems in the development of social skills and behavioral problems that can last throughout childhood and into adulthood," said Judy Cameron, Ph.D., a scientist in the divisions of Repro...

Lab study defines and blocks mechanism that lets brain tumors sidetrack immune response

...d systemically." The study was conducted using two established glioma cell lines and tumor cells taken from a patient at Cedars-Sinai. "One of the intriguing findings was that helper cells isolated from the bloodstream of a glioblastoma patient predominantly displayed a regulatory response against the patient's ...

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